- Japan ('07, 2009-10, 2013), Denmark ('08, '11), Korea (2013), France ('08), Thailand ('09), China ('10)
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shofukuji fukuoka

Shofukuji (Fukuoka, Japan)

approaching Osaka Castle


Squirrel Appreciation Day

I don’t know who creates these things, but a few days ago (January 21) was Squirrel Appreciation Day. A few days before that I took this photo on the Santa Clara University campus.


marugame udon kai city japan

Marugame udon in the city of Kai (Japan)


Before dinner things looked like this. After dinner, on my way to Kofu by bike, things looked like this.

Should you find yourself a bit west of Kofu (as there is a different one right in Kofu), here is the address:

Shugakuin Imperial Villa

Shugakuin Imperial Villa

Shugakuin Imperial Villa (Kyoto, Japan)

This is a photo of the Upper Villa (上離宮) area including Yokuryuchi (bathing dragon pond or 浴龍池) from Rinuntei (隣雲亭). Unfortunately, I did not get to see the bathing dragon because that would have been cool.

Fuji San from Yamanashi Prefecture

mt fuji from kofu

Mt. Fuji from Kofu

Please excuse today’s lack of photo quality as this came from about five years ago in my pre-DSLR days. Last time I was in Kofu I had a DSLR, but it was far too humid to see Mt. Fuji. I need to go back. Anyone have any ideas how I can make that happen this summer?

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